Parsley, garlic, and garlic scapes ...

Garlic Scape Chimichurri

If you have a food processor, this garlic scape chimichurri is a quick and easy way to give a simple grilled steak or chicken a wow factor!

Garlic Scapes
Garlic Scapes

In one of my CSA boxes from Sweet Georgia P’s Farm this summer, I received the most beautiful bunch of garlic scapes. Garlic scapes are the twisty green tops that grow above garlic and they taste just like – wait for it – garlic. Garlic scapes really can be used in just about anything calling for garlic. I was able to use my bunch of garlic scapes all week in long – in salad dressings, in salsa, in pesto and tossed with pasta… So many options!

Parsley, garlic, and garlic scapes ...
Parsley, garlic, and garlic scapes …

Chimichurri is a kind of like pesto – except it is made with a ton of parsley instead of basil. It keeps well in the fridge for a couple of weeks or, if you really have too much, freeze it in ice cube trays and then store it so you can add a garden-fresh herb kick to another meal when your herb garden might not be so herbaceous!

garlic scape chimichurri
Garlic scape chimichurri over grilled steak

Garlic Scape Chimichurri

This garlic scape chimichurri is a perfect topping for steaks, chicken, or fish.
Course Sauce
Cuisine South American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 bunch parsley , no stems
  • 2 garlic scapes , chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red onion , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until combined.
  2. Add salt as necessary. If it's too thick, add another drizzle of olive oil.
  3. Serve over chicken, steak, steak tips, or fish.



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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

2 thoughts on “Garlic Scape Chimichurri”

    1. Thanks! I would put chimichurri on all things… I am always looking for ways to change it up a little. Hope you like it!

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